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::: center home >> events >> conferences >> 2017-18 >>Investigating Life

Investigating Life: A Celebration of the Career of James G. Lennox
April 20 - 21, 2018
Center for Philosophy of Science
817 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA

PLEASE REGISTER: pittcntr@pitt.edu or phone 412-624-1052


Friday, April 20


Keynote: Seeing the World as it is: Aristotle on the Happiness of Human Life
Aryeh Kosman, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Haverford College


Saturday, April 21


What is an Organism and what is it for? Aristotelian, Darwinian and Post-Hamilton Theories of the Organism
Paul Griffiths, U. of Sydney, Dept. of Philosophy

Commentator: Corinne Bloch-Mullins, Marquette U., Dept. of Philosophy


Coffee Break


Theoremata ex historia: Observational and Conceptual Dynamics Shaping Harvey’s Account of Epigenesis
Peter Distelzweig, U. of St. Thomas, Dept. of Philosophy

Commentator: Benjamin Goldberg, U. of South Florida, Dept. of
Humanities and Cultural Studies


Lunch On Your Own


Aristotle on Science as Problem Solving
Diana Quarantotto, Sapienza U. of Rome, Dept. of Philosophy

Commentator: Mariska Leunissen, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dept. of Philosophy


Coffee Break


Keynote: “It pleased the Creator to . . . .” Capricious God and Capricious Nature in the Darwinian Revolution
John Beatty, U. of British Columbia, Dept. of Philosophy

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Organizing Committee:

Alan Love, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science (aclove@umn.edu)
Jessica Gelber, U. of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Philosophy (jlg178@pitt.edu)
Rachel Ankeny, U. of Adelaide, Dept. of History (rachel.ankeny@adelaide.edu.au)
Greg Salmieri, Rutgers U., Dept. of Philosophy (gsalmieri@gmail.com)


Generously funded by the University of Pittsburgh:
Center for Philosophy of Science (Harvey E. & Leslie Wagner Endowment Fund)
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Humanities Center
Departments of History & Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, and Classics
CPAS Program (Classics, Philosophy & Ancient Science)












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